‘The 101 Year Old Man’ breaks box office records

The new Swedish comedy film, The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, has broken box office records.

The Swedish film has managed to sell 74,562 tickets when it premiered on Christmas Day, beating out its predecessor, The 100 Year Old Man.

Following on from the previous film, The 101 Year Old Man sees Allan Karlsson get the spring back in his step after drinking folk soda. He then embarks on a new adventure which sees him around the world, where he is chased by the CIA, a Balinese debt collector and becomes an executive at a soft drink company.

The 101 Year Old Man is directed by Måns Herngren and Felix Herngren. Considering Sweden is currently doing incredibly well in the comedy field with A Man Called Ove, we can probably expect to see this film topping charts this year.


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.